Creative writing for our grades 2 to 4 Today we read The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts. After the story, we will work on a creative writing activity! Feel free to share your work with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year the OJCS Reading Challenge is designed to make reading fun, encourage our students to reach for new reading goals, and to teach digital citizenship while connecting globally. We will be getting students to participate in the class creation of tweets, instagram posts, youtube videos or tik tok videos (whatever social media formats the … Continue reading Digital Citizenship Meets The OJCS Reading Challenge!
Today we read: Happy – A Beginner’s Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards and Katie Hickey Here is a guided meditation for the class to try! It lasts 12 minutes but you can bring the students gently back from the meditation whenever you need to.
Today we learn about animals in Winter and hibernation! We read: -Animals in Winter by Stephane Poulin -Animals that Sleep in Winter by Gwynne Vevers, illustrated by Colin Threadgall -Kitten’s WInter by Eugenie Fernandes -Bear Snores on by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman Activity 1: Hibernation Worksheet Cut out the animals and match them to … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – Time to Hibernate! (I wish!)
A Fun Lesson for our grades 3-5 students Each student will need a device for this activity. You will share the link to the following site with your students. https://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ Teachers will then need to print the web evaluation checklist. Click the button on the upper right hand corner ‘pop out’. Only print page 1. … Continue reading Learning to Assess Information Credibility with my Favourite Tree Octopus
To celebrate our upcoming Scholastic Virtual Bookfair on November 30th, today we read three super silly Scholastic books – The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim, illustrated by Kim Smith A Couch for Llama by Leah Gilbert Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Kevin Diller, Justin Lowe, and Binny Talib We have a very special … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – Super Silly Scholastic Storytime
Learning to identify misinformation, disinformation, deepfakes and other baloney I recently created this lesson on information credibility for our OJCS middle schoolers in the interactive format of Nearpod. I am posting the slides version here for students and teachers far and wide to use. Our young people need this now more than ever!
A Poppy Is to Remember by Heather Patterson and Ron Lightburn This story is for our grades 3-8 students Discussion Questions What are your feelings when you pin on your poppy? Is there something you think about specifically? Remembrance day is about remembering. What are all of the things we can and should try to … Continue reading Remembrance Day – A Poppy Is to Remember
This story is for our K-2 students Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay, illustrated by Renne Benoit Discussion Questions What are some of the special qualities that the boy’s grandfather has? How are they like the animals mentioned in the story? In the story there are times when the grandfather … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion